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John Brown portrait Collection

Collection Data

Description
Views, mostly reproductions, of and about abolitionist John Brown as depicted in photographs, drawings, etchings, newspaper clippings and announcements dated approximately between 1850 and 1859. Collection includes half-length portraits of Brown; images of his wife, mother, father and sons; artist's renditions of the Harper's Ferry Insurrection, Brown's trial and Brown right before hanging; buildings related to Brown including homes, a tannery and a fort; views of his grave and a memorial in North Elba; views of areas in Tabor, Iowa and battlefields in Iowa; and reproductions of newspaper clippings, broadsides and a declaration of liberty written by Brown's son Owen.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1989 (Questionable)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Brown, John
Topics
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Abolitionists -- United States
Genres
Portraits
Illustrations
Broadsides
Notes
Content: Some images are duplicates; some contain captions and written descriptive information; some have been reproduced from the collection at the Library of Congress.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11487134
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c25f6ff0-c603-012f-2e37-58d385a7bc34
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